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Why do we COUNT time?

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The last 3 days, I have been sitting before God. Some have a misconception that you can do nothing else but stare. I do believe that GOD can be mesmerizing. However, sometimes He calls us to do more than stare. I thank GOD for the gift of HIS LOVE. He gave me this topic this morning. He said, “My child, please stop counting time.”

I said, “I am not sure I understand.” He said, “When you walk from Heaven, there is NO time.” Lately, since our world was rocked, I have not been sleeping as much. I know GOD is calling me unto HIM. He has me literally take breaks from the world. What is awesome is THAT can happen, and life can go on as usual, in a sense. Let me explain. God is not limited. But, we as humans can be. Humans are only limited without GOD.

He gently reminded me, ” Time is not the healer. I AM.” Time is simply a tool that can be used in the healing process. ” Now, I should confess something. There was a season in my life, where I was unbalanced in FAITH. God so met me there, and when it tries to rear it’s ugly head again, He stomps it in the ground. God alone slays Goliath. He may use us to do it, but HE does it.

How many people live on a time schedule???? I mean the 9 to 5 job is a great example. THIS world is built around TIME. But, Heaven is built around LOVE. Hell is built around hate. THEY are polar opposites. Yet, there is a very fine line between the two.

So, why do we count time? Why do we stare at the clock wondering when the hours will pass sometimes? Have you ever experienced this? An example is in school, when the class is boring, or you are tired. another example is, at an appointment. If the doctor, teacher, or tutor is running behind schedule, what happens? Well, usually you just wait right? Isn’t this true according to the word? Don’t we have to wait on GOD? I know it is a lot of questions. But, it is time for God reflections.

The enemy shows a lot of people his mirror. Would you NOT rather see God instead??? I know I would. 😉

Isaiah 40:31 Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Shouldn’t we LIVE according to God’s time schedule? Because I believe we should. Yet, it takes the mind of Christ to do so. God wants to be our LIFE manager. He wants to manage and take care of everything. In fact, it is one of the many hidden promises He makes us. When He says, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” He is talking about several things here. He is talking about learning how to LOVE through HIM. Also, He is speaking of holy discernment. It is actually a hidden reference to testing spirits. God wants ALL of us.

This song came to my spirit…

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/franksinatra/allofme.html

Years ago I watched a movie with this title. I was fascinated by it. It was a movie that captivated by attention. Mainly because it was about death, and how it does not stop LOVE from shining. GOD is LOVE. HE is, we are only LOVE in HIM.

What does HIS word say about time management?

http://www.openbible.info/topics/time_management

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 537 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 236 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Colossians 4:5 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 123 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV / 116 helpful votes

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 98 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

James 4:13-17 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Psalm 39:4-5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Psalm 31:14-15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!

2 Peter 3:8-14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Matthew 24:36 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

John 9:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Acts 1:7-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

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So, are you giving GOD All of you???

Lord, we come before you thankful WE are yours. We repent b4 you because we know we falter. But, we stand here, and lay it down on your altar. You are worthy. Bring us HEAVEN mighty GOD. Lead us home.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and FAM

 

 

 

18 Jul 2014

Hearts A FIRE!

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Hallelujah! A child iS BORN! A son has RISEN!!!! THE FIRE HAS COME!!!!!!

The blog post was spoken over me today. I heard GOD clear. Though, the enemy tried to distract me. BUT GOD indeed.He said, ” My FIRE will fall from the sky!” I was like. YES Lord. I say this, because the FIRE hurts. I mean it burns, it dehydrates at times, it does destroy ultimately ALL not of GOD. I am grateful for THIS. No one can fight for us like HIM!!!!!!!

I am going though some changes. They are HOLY changes. So is David. They are REALLY uncomfortable to the flesh. Yet, we will NOT complain. We pray the BLOOD of Jesus against that. Because there is power in it. Absolute HOLY power. Afflictions last but a moment.

THIS season is about surrender. YOU will surrender to either God or the enemy. There cannot be both. It is not a have my cake and eat it too scenario. But, most try right? God is burning off iniquities. But only to those who agree HE will. He says the JUST shall live by FAITH.

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One of my FAVORITE songs is….

“You Won’t Relent”

You won’t relent until you have it all.
My Heart is yours. [x2]I set you as a seal, upon my heart
as a seal upon my arm
for there is love,
that is strong as death
jealousy demanding as the grave
and many waters can not quench this loveYou won’t relent until you have it all.
My Heart is yours. [x2][Chorus:]
Come be the fire inside of me
Come be the flame upon my heart
Come be the fire inside of me
Until You and I are One
Until You and I are One.

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I hear the DRUMS of WAR.
ANother song that came to me is….
“Do You Hear The People Sing?”

[Enjolras:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes![Combeferre:]
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?[Courfeyrac:]
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free![All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

[Feuilly:]
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

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Something that is interesting about these lyrics, is what is common. The commonality is PASSION. It comes from FIRE! So when you get burned with HIS fire will you perish???

The last song is from LES Miserables.  David calls it less miserable. I think that is interesting. Because are WE less miserable when we fight? NO. We are LESS miserable when we REST and are in PEACE. Fill us with your FIRE LORD. Fill us with your PEACE and ALL you are. PURIFY us mighty GOD!!!!!!!!!!

This has and will always BE my hearts cry. One more song…

“Heart’s Cry”

By: Steven Curtis Chapman

This is my heart’s cry
I want to know the one who saved me and gave me life
This is my heart’s cry to be so close to Him that all my life becomes
A testimony of my Saviour’s grace and love
This is my heart’s cryThis is my heart’s cry
Much more than just a great desire–it’s like a fire in me
I hear my heart cry each time I think about the cross where Jesus died
The cross should have been mine but His love broke through time
And heard my heart’s cry–He heard my heart’s cryNow every other hope and dream is lost inside of this one thing
To know the one who died for me and live my life for Jesus Christ
Oh this is my heart’s crySo let my life become a testimony of my Saviour’s grace and love
Oh, this is my heart’s cry–to stand before the Father one day
And hear Him say well done–this is my heart’s cry.

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Hebrews 12:29 ESV / 89 helpful votes

For our God is a consuming fire.

Luke 3:16 ESV / 77 helpful votes

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Psalm 104:4 ESV / 65 helpful votes

He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

2 Chronicles 7:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

Jeremiah 20:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Amos 1:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds.”

Acts 2:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 20:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,

Luke 12:49 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!

Exodus 3:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.

1 Corinthians 3:15-17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Acts 2:1-15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

2 Kings 1:9-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty men with his fifty. He went up to Elijah, who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, “O man of God, the king says, ‘Come down.’” But Elijah answered the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. Again the king sent to him another captain of fifty men with his fifty. And he answered and said to him, “O man of God, this is the king’s order, ‘Come down quickly!’” But Elijah answered them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

Exodus 40:38 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.

Matthew 3:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Isaiah 33:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless: “Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?”

Exodus 19:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

Exodus 13:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.

Daniel 7:9-10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.

Isaiah 6:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

1 Kings 18:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the Lord, and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.”

Exodus 14:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And in the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic,

Exodus 13:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people.

2 Peter 3:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Matthew 18:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.

Matthew 13:50 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Amos 1:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour her strongholds.

Amos 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

Isaiah 6:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

1 Chronicles 21:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And David built there an altar to the Lord and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering.

1 Kings 18:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

Numbers 16:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men offering the incense.

Numbers 9:15-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning. So it was always: the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire by night. And whenever the cloud lifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. At the command of the Lord the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the Lordthey camped. As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not set out.

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Jeremiah 21:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will punish you according to the fruit of your deeds, declares the Lord; I will kindle a fire in her forest, and it shall devour all that is around her.”

Job 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

Revelation 9:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

Hebrews 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

1 Thessalonians 5:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not quench the Spirit.

Mark 9:43-45 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Malachi 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.

Amos 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the strongholds of Kerioth, and Moab shall die amid uproar, amid shouting and the sound of the trumpet;

Amos 1:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour her strongholds, with shouting on the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;

Amos 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So I will send a fire upon Teman, and it shall devour the strongholds of Bozrah.”

Jeremiah 29:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Because of them this curse shall be used by all the exiles from Judah in Babylon: “The Lord make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,”

Isaiah 5:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom go up like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken theLord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Deuteronomy 9:1-29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves, cities great and fortified up to heaven, a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’ Know therefore today that he who goes over before you as a consuming fire is the Lord your God. He will destroy them and subdue them before you. So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as the Lordhas promised you. “Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you. Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Numbers 28:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is a regular burnt offering, which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord.

Leviticus 21:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.

Exodus 9:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There was hail and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy hail, such as had never been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

Mark 9:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.

Daniel 1:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god. Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king’s palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king.

Jeremiah 20:1-18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who was chief officer in the house of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord. The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord does not call your name Pashhur, but Terror On Every Side. For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends. They shall fall by the sword of their enemies while you look on. And I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon. He shall carry them captive to Babylon, and shall strike them down with the sword. Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, who shall plunder them and seize them and carry them to Babylon.

1 Kings 16:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house over him with fire and died,

Genesis 19:1-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.”

Genesis 15:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

Acts 5:1-42 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.

Daniel 3:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.”

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

2 Kings 16:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

2 Kings 2:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

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These lyrics… are ALL connected. It does not seem like it. But they are. They are connected because they were written from the HEART. What does your heart say? Whom does it beat for and in union with? Because, it is VERY critical in this hour.
Everything is NOT going to always seem perfect. BUT, the more LOVE is shown, the more GOD perfects it. He wants a repentant heart. If you do NOT come before HIM with that gift, ALL else falls by the wayside. Because, He cannot and will not honor a heart that is not committed and fastened to HIS.
So, I say BURN LORD!!!!!! BURN IT ALL AWAY!!!!! Set ablaze whatever must GO! Have a bonfire of the evil that surrounds us. Thank you JESUS!!!!!! I repent b4 you and know that I falter sometimes. But, I thank GOD that YOU never waver. That the more hidden within you, the less, WE will. Thank you GOD for your HOLY FIRE!!!!!!! It dispells the enemy’s lies.
In JESUS HOLY name and BLOOD,
AMen
I LOVE ya’ll. Our family does. Friend or FOE you are LOVED.
In His Grace and GLORY,
E and FAM

 

15 Jul 2014

PEACE by piece

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This morning HE woke me early. I thought at first, I thought I was going to sleep in. But, GOD is so gracious. He knew it was not meant as a complaint. Rather an observation, that I was called to get up earlier than expected. I LOVE God. He gives us exactly what we need. Gently, I could feel that tug. I could sense the “I have need of thee.” What an honor.

This topic was given to me yesterday. While driving yesterday the most beautiful thing happened. God had given me a word. It was “Daughter I want you to drive until it gets dark.” I said, Okay Father. Now, normally it gets dark between 8 and 9. But, He kept the light in the sky until 9:30 or later. He had us stop within about 30 minutes or so afterwards. here is what is most significant. 30, is Biblically the blood of Christ and dedication. Also, when looking in the rear view mirror, it was pitch DaRK behind us.

It was really amazing. I mean I was just in AWE. I heard the LORD say, “My PEACE is the missing piece.” I saw a vision while driving, of a puzzle. I mean THIS puzzle was HUGE. It was the Last piece of the puzzle. I asked, ” What does this mean?” I heard quite simply,  The number one thing that the adversary does, it to try and even temporarily take the peace of my children. It is a mighty weapon. Be still and KNOW that I am GOD. Let me teach, guide and direct and YOU will not fail because I will succeed.”

Now, many know what we are enduring. We are approaching the 7 month mark of our precious butterfly taking flight. Yet, GOD is being so incredible. I mean truly in many ways, by HIs Grace and through HIS power, we are receiving Heaven. I struggled with this trip we are on. I mean that in so many senses. It has been and still is, a constant surrender. A constant, “Okay LORD, your ways not mine, or David’s or anyone else’s.”

But, having said THAT, I have never been so touched by GOD. I have NEVER in my almost 38 years had the level of intimacy that I now have. I believe it is because WE are partaking in HIS suffering in a whole new way. Is it because I am special? Well, in a sense YES. But, not like you may think. It is because GOD sees US ALL as special. To HIM WE are HIS babies, rare Jewels to a world that is mostly lost.

I am going to post a few scriptures on PEACE. For those who read this blog you know how much I love the opentopics site. 🙂 The main point of this entry is that the PEaCE of the LORD is what overcomes. It is FAITH in HIS promises. Like humpty dumpty, we FALL but He picks us up and He puts us back together again. IT is done BY His peace, as HE pours out HIS GLORY. We are renewed peace by piece.

Be still my soul, Be still. Wait patiently until. My heart unites within the walls of HIS LOVE. Be still my soul be still. God is commanding us from the deepest place of LOVE that WE can fathom. He is commanding us to receive HIS peace. But, WE cannot do so without repentance before HIM.

That is the number one lie the enemy tells. I mean he is somewhat “famous” for false peace. No Glory is ever given to the adversary. Though, it may appear it is. It took years to stop focusing on circumstances. Even still, it is a daily submission to GOD. I mean, I am far from perfect. But HE can and does perfect my ways by HIs LOVE. He can do the same for you.

So, as a mom, and I still am; reminding myself 😉 I must remember to stay focused. This is true as a daughter, a COG, a wife and any other hat HE gives me to wear. The focus must remain so that HE can maintain. It remains on HIM. It does not mean that WE will never lose focus. sometimes things seem blury. But, at the cross He has hidden secrets. They abide within us, but within GoD who dwells within HIS children.

We are temples of the LORD. Even a person who naturally has not chosen GOD is still loved by HIM. However, HE may know them, but they don’t really know HIM. At least not in a way that is tangible and conscious. When Sarah Beth was little, I would think and pray. One thing that would pass my mind is; “I hope she knows God.” She came in knowing GOD.

Everything is NOT necessarily mind blowing. God is most often found within the simple places, and faces. But, everything, every PIECE and every PEACE is important to God. I cannot tell you how many times He reminds us to stay wrapped in HIS LOVE. In psalm 91 it is clear. It talks about the power that comes when abiding in HIM. Is it our power? No, it is not. It is the power of God gifted and spread of over us, because oh how HE LOVES us.

I want to say to those who have LOST children something. “They are not LOST to GOD.” In fact, if these children passed and were under the age of 12, they are with HIM. There is no doubt, question or agonizing needed. He FOUND them. You know that phrase, “One mans junk is another mans treasure?” Well, GOD does not make JUNK. We are ALL treasures to HIM.

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He will pick it back up, after cleaning it up, and making it all shiny and NEW. He will pick us up. When Peter walked on the water, and began to fall, Jesus extended HIS hand to HIM. He does so now unto you precious ones. Will you receive it? Will you lay down every burden and care? Will you LET Him lift you up? Because He is waiting, and the time is running. The clock of this world is ticking by. One day, this world will run out. I ask you, to please consider a change. Consider giving the brokenness to GOD. It is a gift to HIM. The best one we can ever give to the one who LOVES us most. Thanks be to GOD.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV / 235 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

John 16:33 ESV / 212 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 191 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 3:11 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 157 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 141 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 106 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Proverbs 12:20 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 83 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 82 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

1 Peter 3:9-11 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 72 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 68 helpful votes

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 66 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Proverbs 16:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

James 2:14-24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 43 helpful votes

 

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And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Lord, WE come before you fully armored, because we know THAT is a gift from you. We know that when we begin to surrender more, the attacks will at first appear to be stronger. Each new level will seem tougher than the one before. But, your GRACE is sufficient. YOUR power is perfected in our weakness. Thank you for your LOVE. Thank you for taking our brokenness and making us whole. Thank you for giving us the honor of being alive. Thank you for bringing healing straight from Heaven. We praise you GOD. We repent for places we may falter, and even on behalf of others who don’t know these Heavenly secrets yet. You are a faithful GOD. Nonetheless, you arE GLORY.

In Jesus Name and BLOOD,

Amen

This song keeps coming to me…

“Coming Out Of The Dark”

Why be afraid if I’m not alone
Though life is never easy the rest is unknown
Up to now for me it’s been hands against stone
Spent each and every moment
Searching for what to believeComing out of the dark, i finally see the light now
It’s shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

Starting again is part of the plan
And I’ll be so much stronger holding your hand
Step by step I’ll make it through I know I can
It may not make it easier but I have felt you
Near all the way

Coming out of the dark, i finally see the light now
It’s shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

Forever, forever I stand on the rock of your love
Forever I’ll stand on the rock
Forever, forever I stand on the rock of your love
Love is all it takes, no matter what we face

Coming out of the dark, i finally see the light now
It’s shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

I know it was written by Gloria Estefan.

I was thinking about the lyrics. I would say bar none….that THIS is where I am. Finally in the LIGHT with HIM. I have always been there, but never like this. It is like I visited it before, and now I live there. Thank you GOD that your light NEVER goes out. Hallelujah!!!!!!!

 

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Jul 2014

PAIN is HIS Gain

When I woke up today, I had no plans of writing. In fact, I tried to go back to sleep. I got up, walked around and felt pain. But, I wasn’t mad, like I usually am. I was grateful. I am grateful to be alive. Today is the 11th in the month of July. 11 Biblically stands for disorder and judgement. 7 is Completion. Look around you….can’t you see that happening? God is bringing it from the Heavens. The hardest part about it is the more GLORY that arrives, the more pain our flesh will feel, at first. The more pure God makes us the less the pain will have access from a place of Fear.

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I went through something recently for 8 days. Biblically 8 is New Beginnings. I was having very intense physical pain. I was not led to take much medicine, or use the normal methods to deal with it. I was simply led to wait. I praised GOD, without verbal words, because the pain was so intense. It was probably more intense for many reasons. I wept with God. I stayed with HIM only. so much so, that it was like I wasn’t even here. When it was done, the pain was GONE.

I used to be ashamed to talk about these encounters. But, not any longer. The Lord, gave me much revelation about pain. In fact, it was a few years ago that He began discussing it with me. The best way to get through it is to praise HIM who brought us to it. It is NOT to complain, because THAT creates MORE pain. God does not want us in torture. But, He does want to teach us the difference about the world’s view on pain and HIS.

As a child, I would hear a phrase I NEVER liked. It is the phrase, “NO PAIN NO GAIN.” I thought, are you kidding me? What on earth is the purpose of pain. But, now we have more insight on that. The earthly pain, and our humanity prepares us to receive the GLORY of Heaven. In Romans it discusses this.

Yesterday I had a dear friend mention that she was in pain. I sought the LORD as to why we have pain. This is what I received. “If my children would only learn that the PAIN is temporary, than it would NOT overcome them. It is a breaking that happens on the way to the Glorious Promised Land. Look at the Israelites. Why did it take them so long? Was it because of the pain? NO! It was because they grumbled and complained about the pain. If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, then I will heal their land. It must happen in my way and my time. Your job is to praise me for handling it ALL.”

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It seems simple when God breaks it down. We will have pain. But, that does not mean we are not free, or that we haven’t done enough. IT simply means, it is PART of the process. Our God breaks us down, to feed us to the multitudes. I rejoice in the PAIN because the more GOD feels I can handle here, the closer I am to HOME, in Heaven.

Be STILL and know that HE is God. do you know that during the 8 days, I was refreshed and brought to much encouragement. It was not because I opened my bible every single day. I’m not saying that is not a good thing. I am simply saying this, the word is in me. I was led to just SIT at the feet of JESUS. so much so, that I was almost not even conscious here in this world. My husband has been married to me for 8 plus years. He now knows that these sabbaticals, though at times feel inconvenient to HIM, are necessary for the plans GOD has in mind.

When I awoke from this strange state, which to my flesh was HELL; I was filled with Heaven. I had NO pain, and when the pain comes now I rejoice. Because the praise of GOD really does shut the door to the enemy. I am grateful for God’s mercy on me. Because He knows how much I am used to pray. He knows the works that others do not see. He knows because it belongs to HIM. I’m saddened by what is to come for the enemies of God. More pain than some can bear. Because they have been warned, and yet continue on against Him.

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Be prepared, anything that is held over GOD will be removed in this season. I urge you to NOT fear and to surrender especially the children to GOD. Because it ALL belongs to HIM. The gifts are shared with us. But, know that He will offer them a chance to go home first. In the next few years, we will see what looks like an increase in deaths. This will be especially true with young children. Yet, in many cases it will be releasing of the captives. Because GOD is bringing and has been bringing increase of HEART knowledge to this world. It is coming straight from the THRONE of Heaven. Some are not prepared to receive it. Are you ready? Because if you are NOT ready and if you are a hindrance to the process, in any way God may just remove you. Tomorrow is NOT promised on this earth, but it absolutely IS in Heaven.

This song came into my spirit……It was written by Kim Hill.

Holy, You are still holy,
Even when the darkness surrounds my life
Sovereign, You are still sovereign
Even when confusion has blinded my eyes
Lord I don’t deserve Your kind affection
When my unbelief has kept me from Your touch
I want my life to be a pure reflection of Your loveCHORUS:
And so I come into Your chambers
And I dance at Your feet Lord
You are my saviour, and I’m at Your mercy
All that has been in my life up to now
It belong to You
You are still holyHoly, You are still holy
Even though I don’t understand Your ways
Sovereign You will be sovereign
Even when my circumstances don’t change
Lord I don’t deserve Your tender patience
When my unbelief has kept me from Your truth
I want my life to be a sweet devotion to You

CHORUS:
And so I come into Your chambers
And I dance at Your feet Lord
You are my saviour, and I’m at Your mercy.
All that has been in my life up to now
It belongs to You
I belong to You

And so I come into your chambers
And I dance at Your feet Lord
You are my saviour and I’m at your mercy
All that has been in my life up to now
It belongs to You
I belong to you

You are still holy, You are still sovereign
You are still holy, Lord
You are still righteous
You are all knowing
You are still holy, You are still holy

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The whole point is, PAIN is REAL. I was asked if I was real yesterday. I thought, well YES. It was a silly question to me. But, the question is one that deserves reflection. Are we REAL? This person asked this because she couldn’t see my FB page. It was likely a glitch in the system, or could have been an attack attempt from the enemy. Or, it could have been God holding off things for HIS timing. What was interesting was, right after I said YES, another friend piped in. She said, “I can vouch for her. She is real.” I thought wow. Because instantly, the scripture came to mind….no man loves His brother more than to lay down HIS life for a friend. Could that mean to vouch for one as well? I think so. 🙂
The world is in a seemingly tumultuous state. But, God is NOT unaware. I personally have wept tears of blood at least 37 times in the last two years. IT does not make me more spiritual, or more connected to God necessarily. But, what it does show me is the PAIN felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. 37 Biblically is the word of the FATHER. It represents wisdom. I cried out to GOD hard. I let go of, to HIM what I considered my most prized possession. She came like a fesh wind, and she left the same way, even more fresh and beautiful. It is to date one of the most painful and yet PRECIOUS experiences I have ever had.
We DO not celebrate the PAIN itself, but the release. Just as we don’t celebrate death. We celebrate GOD overcoming it! Perhaps as a dear sister pointed out to me, the PAIN is how GOD keeps us close. For HE is close to the broken hearted indeed. We can testify to this.
http://www.openbible.info/topics/pain_and_hurt
Do you believe God has freed you from the pain? Then rejoice and DANCE before HIM. He is watching.
Heavenly Father we thank you for the JOY and the PAIN. We thank you for the sonshine and the rain. We are grateful that you LOVE us so relentlessly. You alone are GOD. It is because of your LOVE that we are here. Thank you for the passion you have for your COGS. We repent for places we falter, we lay it ALL on your altar. ALL the pain, and ALL the gain. You alone are GLORY.
In Jesus Name and BLOOD,
Amen
In His Grace and GLORY,
E an Fam

 

 

11 Jul 2014

Baby Steps lead to BIG LEAPS

The day this was originally written, marks 6 months since our beautiful butterfly entered eternity. What a beautiful gift to dance into the arms of JESUS, and stay. Yet, what an earthquake it feels like left behind, to those who mourn. When the blog post name was given, I thought about it. I wondered, “What direction is God going to take this?” I never know which way He is going to go. But, I do know that whatever way it is, it will be GLORIOUS.

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When we come into this world, it appears that we come in as innocent. Yet, that is not always the case. If we come into the world, and generational curses are not broken off, we can bring in both Heaven and Hell. So we think about what the word says. It states, “first you must learn to crawl, then to walk, and finally to run.” So, from the get go, we come in taking baby steps. Here is the question, “What are we walking to?”

Are we walking toward the HOLY light, or the false holy light. How many times do we make excuses for our loved ones, or ourselves? How many times do we rationalize or justify, influenced by stuff other than GOD? If we are not aware that we are doing so, it could be practically every day. Please take some time to reflect on this with GOD. Ask HIM if you have any areas that need healing, improvement or surrender. Likely, there will be some which require all 3.

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As a baby, one of the first things that most children do is feed. They either breast feed, or bottle feed. I personally, don’t think it matters, as long as that child is surrendered to GOD by the parents. Because, He can use and bless anything, as long as surrender is present. If it isn’t, at least not to HIM, then what should be blessed can remain cursed.

Another thing a baby learns to do is to speak. Our butterfly spoke at 7 months. We were in shock, hearing words come out. The first word was hi. The second word was dad. Probably third was mom. She was doing what we call a crab crawl. Before she crawled forward, she crawled backwards. Now how many of us do this? How many times do we go to GOD, and say this; “Can I try it my way….please.” I mean, my goodness. Is it necessary to try almost every wrong way before seeing the right one?

This is not said to condemn anyone. It is more about reflection. He encourages us to study to show thyself approved. This is both about the word of GOD, and also seeking what is hidden inside, both the GLORIOUS and HEAVENLY, and also what is a hindrance and ultimately seeds for hell. We cannot have both. The fact is, no matter how good a person is, if the person has not taken the BIG LEAP to choose JESUS as LORD and savior, then they will perish eternally.

God has been very merciful to many. However, HIS level of mercy to those in blatant disobedience, rebellion and defiance is definitely changing. His level of Grace is as well. Because some think we are in an age of religion. Yet, GOD says we are in an age of REVELATION. We are now out of the age of grace. Which is a very good thing, because many were permitted to take advantage. That permission has now been revoked.

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Soon, ALL shall see the GLORY and SPLENDOR of GOD. Soon ALL will know that HE is the ONLY true GOD. Our awesome GOD meets people where they are, however HE does not change who HE is to do so. SO, why should we? Yet, how many of us do? How many of us, influenced by fear, fall into the trap of attempting to play God?

Will we continue to live in punishment? Because we were freed from it on the cross over 2,000 years ago. He has shown us that this spirit is one of the keys to death and hades. So, here is the question, where are we walking? Are we walking the line, by towing the line? Are we accepting only what we think we deserve, from a negative stand point? Because just yesterday, it was revealed that I could not take ownership, for fear that I would fall into pride, or mess something up.

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Is that fear mine? NO. Yet, I was taking ownership of that. Forgive me LORD. Baby steps are simply that. They start with a mustard seed of FAITH. But, it can’t stay that small seed, it must GROW by HIS LOVE. How they turn into giant leaps is simple as well. When the trials come, you learn to REST in HIS peace. To give HIM new songs, poems, praise, and so much more is what GOD desires from us. Because HE knows that in that place of cleansing, purification and sanctification, HE will not only show up…HE will sow out. That should have been show out, but both are true. 😉

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Daily we divorce the enemy. God reminds us that WE are not the enemy to each other. IT is the spirits and principalities that we fight. Is it comfortable? Well, no it definitely isn’t. At least not ALL the time. But, we definitely are comforted in the process. It is an honor to be loved by and to serve GOD. It is a privilege to be covered by the blood of JESUS. It is an honor to come to HIS throne and sit at HIS feet. It is a JOY to be overflowing with who HE is.

Do you think that we always had the exact same amount of faith as now? Because, trust me, we did not. There were many times that we claimed the scripture about the mustard seed. In fact, we still do. Every time we read that a loud, more holy seeds are planted. More baby steps are taken. More giant leaps are prepared through HIS transformation of our hearts, souls, spirit, minds, wills, and emotions.

I told someone last night, “We used to waver, in particular I did.” But, it was spoken over me, and David that we would not wobble in faith any longer. Thank you JESUS! We are seeing rapid change from what was, to what is and ultimately what will become HIS desires as ours line up with HIM. This really is the point of walking the line between GOD and satan. The point is that in GOD the line becomes very clear, and at times, GOD can erase the line, because surrender is so deep, that the enemy has NO Access any longer. NOW that is a QUANTUM LEAP indeed.

It is time that as WE grow up in the FAITH, through our awesome GOD, that the children we have been gifted do so as well. IT is TIME to teach the children about the armor of GOD, the power of GOD when being obedient to HIM only for HIS purpose and plan, is unexplainable. Truly, words don’t cut it when attempting to share how incredible and unimaginable the power of GOD IS! Things like communion, anointing oil, prayer, praise, and worship are holy weapons. Even repenting becomes a holy weapon when done from a sincere heart.

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Can you see the difference in the kids and adults???

 

Jesus says in scripture, “When I was a child, I thought like a child. But, then I became a man and put away childish ways.” Are we doing this??? Because if we are not, is it surprising what God has permitted? The answer is  repentance….TURN to GOD. He will teach you to crawl, walk and RUN the race. You are HIS baby, and HE loves you.

The scriptures being included are about newborn babies. Because We MUST get back to the basics, especially PRAYING scripture for HIS purpose and plan over HIS precious children, HE so graciously shares with us.

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James 1:17 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

1 Samuel 1:27-28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Numbers 6:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you;

John 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

James 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Hebrews 5:11-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:1-52 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

Isaiah 49:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.

Genesis 30:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Matthew 19:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

 

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Think about this….I know it is NOT easy to consider, but it must be addressed. How would you react if GOD called one of your children that you steward HOME? Because, if we avoid taking this topic to GOD, and it were to happen, we would not know how to handle it. WE can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens us….ALL not just some. I normally wouldn’t want anyone to think about something like this. But, know this, we are in a very different time then we have been. GOD is doing things a lot lately, that to us, without the mind of Christ, it would seem just unreal. Those who do have the mind of Christ, can take it in, digest it and see HIS purpose. These events are meant to strengthen not destroy. Strange as that sounds, it is TRUTH.

 

Thanks be to GOD the FATHER, HIS SON JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. Yes, we repent for places we falter. Yes, we thank you for LOVING us anyway. We praise you for taking us up to where you are mighty GOD. It isn’t because we strove to get there, it was because we drove there in YOU. You are clear about it being finished. WE must REST in that, even in the combination of baby steps and giant leaps that will arrive and arise. Thank you for not sparing the ROD. You never spare the Reversal of Destiny. Show us your GLORY LORD. May only you be GLORIFIED.

In Jesus Holy Name and BLOOD, AMEN

By HIS Grace and in HIS GLORY,

E and FAM

 

29 Jun 2014

It is TIME

This morning, this dropped into my spirit. I could visually see, the LION KING. It is one of my favorite movies. Many of us have cried out to GOD. WE have asked for help, assistance, HIM to take over. He knows. He hears our cries. KNow  this dear ones, it absolutely IS time. TIME to see moves of GOD that will leave us breathless.

One day I was listening to a sermon. I believe it was Kat Kerr. She said, ” we have been crying out for the FIRE of GOD to come. Did we think it wouldn’t come???” This really registered with me. I found my self shouting HAllelujah!!!! Because it is the FIRE of GOD which will quite literally turn the tide. IT is the HOLY FIRE that will defeat the enemy’s plots. If you have not seen this fire, or experienced it; you will.

This fire to any FLESH hurts like HELL, at first. Because it is not something that we are taught to embrace. YEt, our spirits are filled up, to the core of our Heavenly soul, by the FIRE of GOD. Strange things will come to pass. But, we must TRUST anyway. They are not strange to HIM, only to us. WE must follow HIS peace. Never our own peace, or anyone else’s will do. Only the peace that is a gift from GOD will continue to make us complete, new and resurrected daily.

Someone once said, “Your marriage needs saving.” I thought, “Wait a minute it was saved the day we said YES.” I thank GOD that because HE loves us, HE does save us daily as we do our part. WE must come, to HIS well of FIRE and seek purification. Most importantly, we must do so not for ourselves, but as an honor to GOD alone. We must be open to be corrected in whatever forms GOD chooses. He used a donkey once, after all. 😉

There is a HEAVENLY flow happening. Can we embrace it? I recently had someone confide, “I’m not sure I am a believer.” Do you know that in that place, you are seeking. That is beautiful. GOD will honor that. It means you are close to getting the answers you have questioned. It is time. TIME to receive HIS truth, and not believe the lies and the evil that is spoken. Time to see the word of GOD not only as correcting, but the ultimate TRUTH in LOVE. THe Heavenly Father carries us. IN the natural, we are taught to lean on each other. Yet, GOD teaches us to lean on HIM in each other.

IT is the small leaps of FAITH, the mustard seeds, that are planted. THey are the ones that all together, in unity, bring GREAT harvest. ANother person once said, “I know you want to give my family money.” This was said to David. In fact, I was not physically even in the house, at this time. David looked at them, and was shocked. Because he thought, “No, I don’t want to. NOt because the person didn’t deserve the chance. It was for one reason only. The person had no remorse for the wrongs that had been done. God showed my husband that giving more, when HIS season in it had been cut off, was not only disobedient; but casting pearls to swine.

 

 

 

 

19 Jun 2014

Overflow

Yesterday there were many triggers. Yet we know GOD is bigger. Our heart aches for the nations, running the race in the wrong direction. WHile our awesome GOd waits for them with affection. THey turn from HIS LOVE, purest in form, feeling unworthy, and seeing only closed doors. Don’t you see that is also a trap. The enemy wants us to focus on the crappiness of this world. Yet, WE are God’s COGS. HE makes us super heroes. He heals and cures ALL our woes. Do you believe? WIll you receive? Because GOD will only wait so long. I say this, because time is changing. The level of GRACE has been amazing. Yet, be not deceived to think it will stay the same. Just by using our brain, we think we can figure it out. WE think we can drink of life water, when we don’t repent for places we have faltered. Turn us about LORD, for your play is fair. IT is HOLY and in this world, RARE. For you will make it as it should be. We must rejoice and wait and see. BUt, repentance is the key that unlocks the faith. Can’t we get this straight? It’s not from condemnation, but to save the nations. OH, how you LOVE us….

19 Jun 2014

39 Stripes

This morning when I woke, a little over 3 hrs after going to sleep. As He woke me, I had trouble. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to obey. MY heart is pretty well always in it. IT was more my flesh was very tired. I was informed gently, “His GRace is sufficient, and HIS power made perfect in our weakness. I smiled, and said, “Okay Daddy.”

So I come today, asking HIM to, as always do the work. It is so much better when GOD does it. There were 39 stripes put upon Jesus’s back. When He was crucified on Calvary, this horrendous act was done, and IT, ALL that needed to BE, became finished. It was pointed out today that this number Biblically represents disease. So, for those who say our sickness did not die on a cross, here is proof that it did.

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I was thinking of God’s surpassing LOVE today, how it truly surpasses everything when WE allow it to permeate us. This must be an important post. I say this because I started it about an hour ago, and half an hour in, the session randomly logged out. I had to wake David to assist me, getting it back up. But, as always GOD resurrected it.

Just as THIS happened with the crucifixion, so it keeps happening in the lives of HIS COGS. I wonder sometimes why people say they believe, but when tested, it is proven otherwise. I wonder, How could anyone RUN from God’s love. The word tells us that the wages of sin is death. That means, the more we are attached to sin, the less we are attached to GOD. It is either GOD and HIS LOVE that multiplies, or evil and it’s sin.

Do you want a chance to begin again, and in a new way? Because if you do, there is GREAT news available for you. Every single day is a NEW day and a NEW beginning for something wonderful, in the KINGDOM of GOD. You get a clean slate with HIM every day. In fact, I have noticed, we often get it every moment, if needed. But, the point is this; the GOD who created us, is a GOD of LOVE and ADORATION. The one that feel from Heaven, and into HELL is not. The second one, our enemy, is a god who can only bring DEATH.

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David and I are not perfect. We will shout that from the rooftops. But, WE serve a perfect GOD. WE don’t come from a place of religion. but relationship in HIM. For He is the one who leads, us guides us and in whom WE abide. He knows what we are going through. HE knows how hard it is to walk into the storm. He also hold our hands in the process. Thanks be to GOD.

Grateful are we, humbled always before HIM. Repentful from the bottom of our hearts of anything that may have remotely hindered HIS plan. We are not so prideful to think we could stop HIS plan. WE can’t, but we have been used before to try and complicate it. God really is a simple GOD. He is ALL about the LOVE…..but HIS LOVE is like no other. IT requires holy obedience to receive it. IT will hang out and wait for us. But, only so many chances will be given, before the opportunity to chose it runs out. THe LOVE never ever does.

I sometimes wonder, if GOD is proud of me. I used to wonder if my parents were, or my family. Now, when I wonder from childlike Faith I ask. I always hear, “My child, well done my good and faithful servant. I love you so. For you are my treasure and a jewel in my crown. One of my masterpieces. ” For those who tell us, “God doesn’t speak to me that way” we say this, “Ask God is there is something blocking that?” Meaning if He is always firm with you, perhaps that portion might need healing. It might not be the HOLY GOD. Seek HIM, and you will find out.

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John 3:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 23:34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Psalm 22:1-31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

Revelation 19:12-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Isaiah 53:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Acts 2:24-36 ESV / 6 helpful votes

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

Matthew 27:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.

Matthew 27:5-66 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

Revelation 1:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Galatians 4:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

Acts 17:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Acts 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

John 6:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Luke 5:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

Acts 3:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.

Acts 3:12-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

Acts 2:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

John 19:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”

John 19:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.”

John 14:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

John 8:58 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

Hebrews 11:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son,

Acts 2:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.

John 18:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

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Today LORD, we seek you to permeate our souls. TO extinguish any darkness and HELL as only you can. First and foremost we praise YOU for you are worthy. YOU alone are GOD. WE thank you LION of Judah for roaring on our behalf. Transform us in your GLORY for your GLORY. IN Jesus Holy and MIGHTY name and BLOOD. Amen

Today is the 18th, biblically representing bondage. LET GOD open the prison doors and receive the SON as well as see the sunrise. 🙂

GOD in HEAVEN brings DEATH in FAITH but it is HOLY DEATH, NOT SCARY. The god in HELL brings Death by FEAR. ONE brings a resurrection and new life. The other brings only destruction and mayhem. Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, WE will serve the LORD. WE serve the Heavenly Father, LORD JESUS and Holy Spirit together. ONLY GOD must get the GLORY….ALWAYS.

We must remember something. The GOD we serve is a bondage breaker. Over and over. our creator our maker. He is the way the truth and the life. He stomps and squashes FEAR and STRIFE. He brings peace and make us complete. Receive the healing this day. For by HIS stripes we are surely healed, and GOD alone has GLORIOUSLY made a WAY!!!! Hallelujah and thank you LORD, not for the world’s reward. Because they will ebb and flow. THose will come and go. But, we thank you for loving us, trusting that WE will obey. Reminding us, that you and YOU alone will always stay. YOu keep us hidden in you. YOU make ALL things NEW. You alone turn the tide, you alone turn the page. IT was 39 stripes, the bible’s number of disease. So, when people say, He didn’t take sickness, I think Oh please…As in please LORD turn it ROUND. So the world can hear the sound of your heart. You make it right, your perfect our ways. We repent this day, of places we may falter, both past and even future. LORD, come and stitch our wounds, with your holy sutures. YOu know what should have been, what you freed and saved us from. Let us not forget your precious LOVE. WE bless you name, we are forever changed because you touched us. We love YOU.

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ANthem of Praise 2014

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and Fam

18 Jun 2014

Oxygen Please???

What is your oxygen? It seems like an easy question. I mean, most would just say, air. But, really take a moment and think. What are you breathing in? In our case, we are breathing in very deep pain. Not on purpose, and really not by our own doing. Yet, GOD is the anchor in our lives, and thankfully more often than not, we breathe in HIM and His love. He is there in the midst of the storms.

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A part of us wants to scream, throw things, run away. In some respect, WE have done ALL of those things. But, yesterday it was reveled that we cannot run away from the storm, or just get over it. WE must in fact go through, to be made NEW. So today, I am receiving the gift to mourn. It sounds so strange to say that, or even type it. Because I never ever would have considered that a blessing. Yet, God’s word says it is.

This is not an easy topic for me. I did not wake up going, “YAY, I get to talk about how much THIS hurts.” But, God impressed upon me, that not only is it critical for my healing and ours, David and I together, it will help others. For I was reminded that He wastes no suffering. Have you ever considered suffering, in GOD could be a blessing? The enemy will put suffering on us, but remember even He has to seek God to do so.

A dear sister of mine was used to share some wisdom. She said, “God qualifies us. He said, consider my servant Job. He says the same about us. You are not only being considered for the job, you have been chosen.” It really changed my perspective. Not to say that it is easy, and there is no struggle. Because, that my friends would be a lie. But, what I can share is, it is definitely made easier, by leaning on GOD.

I ask forgiveness, if I indirectly put off the mourning process. I repent for getting defensive when people would tell me, it’s ok. They would say it’s ok to grieve. BUt, what they really meant, was not in relation to the spirit of grief, it was about mourning.

JOY comes in the mourning. Do you know how long we have cried out for JOY??? Because it has been a LONG time. For me personally it has been decades. I would cry so hard, my nose bled. In fact, over 36 times, in the last 2 years, I have wept that hard. So, when people say “You’re not grieving. I think huh???” In my head I’m going, “I have had the Garden of Gethsemane experience, many times.”

The hardest part about everything that has happened, is the pulling away GOD has done. There have been people, who could not handle His GLORY, who have run away, or tried to hitch a ride, and were adequately and swiftly removed by God. It would be so easy to get bitter, or overcome by sadness and nothingness. To just be saturated by the world, and discouraged on every single turn, would really be a piece of cake. But, David and I can’t do that.

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It would be for one, so disrespectful to GOD. For two it really wouldn’t serve a purpose. Because it would just create more HELL in the process. Meaning, it would multiply death instead of life over to others. If we chose to ignore the healing that God is so graciously offering, we’d surely die, and quickly. Don’t you think that is the enemy’s plan?

I have friends and even some family who have confessed secrets to me. I go before God and ask HIM, “Why are they not coming to you with this?” I don’t mind people confiding in me. I repent daily, and rebuke gossip or anything not of God rearing it’s ugly head. I’m grateful that God is teaching me to be more quiet in spirit and even more teachable. But, having said that, “I am not God. I cannot fix the problem.” I can be loving, and a listening ear and often am, but right now it is hard to do so. I ask for patience please, as does David.

This is a time and season where GOD has stripped us pretty RAW. We asked to be made real, raw and relational. we asked HIM to make us bulletproof. What a process. Dear LORD in Heaven….only HE fully knows. SO many LOVE us, but don’t get it. which is totally ok. Because, ALL that really matter is, “God does.”

I pray these entries are healing for someone. I was thinking about a movie recently. A woman wrote a blog and no one responded. I wonder, “Is God using us to help others?” Yet, in asking this I didn’t realize that it was a prideful statement. I so repent of that. It seems ok, simple even. But, it was clouding my healing process. The healing that HE so graciously has gifted.

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Lord, forgive us for any time we have directly or indirectly tried to do your job. YOU alone are GOD. You created us for a purpose, to LOVE and worship you, and to be used to share that holy LOVE. We reject the lies of the enemy this day. We lay down anything, be it emotion, thought, action, or something else, that might be hindering intimacy with you. LORD, you are the oxygen we need. When fastened unto you, the enemy will see a sign that says, “ACCESS DENIED.” Glory to you, Heavenly Father. Glory to you LORD JESUS. Glory to you HOLY SPIRIT. All honor and GLORY belongs to you.

In Jesus Holy Name and BLOOD,

Amen

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Revelation 21:4 ESV / 98 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 58 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Ezekiel 24:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.”

Numbers 20:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had perished, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Matthew 2:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”

1 Samuel 30:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

Isaiah 61:2-3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

2 Samuel 18:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Romans 10:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

2 Samuel 1:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

Leviticus 10:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the Lord has kindled.

Jeremiah 14:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Her nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns; they find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed and confounded and cover their heads.

Job 1:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

2 Samuel 15:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, weeping as they went.

2 Samuel 1:17-27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son, and he said it should be taught to the people of Judah; behold, it is written in the Book of Jashar. He said: “Your glory, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exult. “You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, nor fields of offerings! For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

John 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Jeremiah 41:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Eighty men arrived from Shechem and Shiloh and Samaria, with their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and their bodies gashed, bringing grain offerings and incense to present at the temple of the Lord.

Jeremiah 14:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Judah mourns, and her gates languish; her people lament on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Ecclesiastes 12:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets—

PLEASE LET GOD PERMEATE YOU. AT FIRST IT HURTS LIKE HELL, BUT IN TIME IT IS TRANSFORMED INTO HEAVEN. ~

In HIS Grace and GLORY,

E and FAM

16 Jun 2014

Reflections of Glory

This morning when this was spoken to write about. Everything in my flesh said. NO! The little girl in me, the child, began questioning my Heavenly Father. Thank God He is patient, and kind. Not to mention, how loving is our GOD. I was told that it is time to get to the root issues. That the word speaks about overcoming in 2 ways. The ways mentioned are the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. The third way is by the word of God. Using the word as a holy weapon from a place of faith in GOD is never wrong.

However, today we are going to talk a little bit about what happens when the word is used for evil. The word of God is very clear about certain things. It is clear about not touching His anointed children. IT is clear about the LOVE of God. IT is clear about the discipline of GOD. Sometimes there are things in scripture which appear vague. I believe God did that on purpose. IT was to cause us to become Fully reliant on HIM. Not to be fully reliant on each other.

We have had so many people be used by the enemy in our lives. IN fact, WE have been used by the enemy too. But, here is the point Of God’s Glory. It is formed in the darkest places. It is birthed in the places where it appears that ALL the light has been snuffed out. Do you know how many people believe the enemy over God? That are so afraid that they are underserving of God’s love. That was supposed to say undeserving, but both are true. 😉 Do you see yourself as worthy? NOt from a place of entitlement that is unholy, but from a place of love. Do you love yourself, just because GOD created only one you??? I can tell you in ALL honesty for years I did not love and accept myself. I looked to other people to fill that void.

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Thank God that HE never gave up on me. He kept waiting for me to come back into His fold. He kept me safe, yet I was exposed to much darkness. In fact, what appeared to be a loving Christian family home was anything but. Does anyone relate? We grew up with religion, but little relationship. Our lives were about fixing others, not loving them. Yet, I still desired so deeply to love. When I was little, my mother said something to me. She looked at me and said, “Katy, you need a lot of love.” She might as well have said, ” I can’t love you as much as you need me to.” She wasn’t supposed to. Yet, no one knew, or if they did, they did not share with me. I grew up hated in so many aspects, yet desperately craving love. I didn’t really want attention, but it appeared that I did. I got so persecuted a s a kid.

I am certain that somewhere it has been discussed how I felt as a child. Specifically, what it led me to, making those emotions my temporary god, is what I’m referencing. This blog is not all about me, but I do believe God wants me, David and anyone else He leads to write here, to be real, raw and relational. That means, we have to get personal. As a teenager at around age 18, I became friends with a “witch.” Now, this person was very open about her “craft.” In fact, I would say she was even proud of it. At this age, I was so unaware. She might as well have said I’m purple. I mean that is how deceived to this world I was. I had no idea that the word witchcraft was in scripture. I just wanted a friend. Now, this was something that God used greatly in my life to teach me about right and wrong. He slowly taught me about what pleased HIM and what does not.

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Notice I am not mentioning this person’s name here? There is a very specific reason. I have no desire to slander anyone. IN fact, if I have ever been used to call someone out on this, and it was not in God’s plan, I repent. We are so not perfect, but we thank GOD that He is bringing His perfect out of us. He is molding us as we sit and reflect in HIS GLORY. This friend of mine, she was like a sister. I had such compassion for her. Without realizing it, I saw myself in her. I am not saying I was actively participating in evil with malicious intent. I am saying that I saw the same things affecting here that affected me. YOu see, Gentile or jew, witch, or warlock we ALL have and had an opportunity to be free and receive our savior.

I chose Christ at age 9. I remember when I was little, I cam e into the world craving God. Yet, He seemed nowhere to be found. Occasionally, I would find something that looked like HIM. But, everything seemed to be fake. IT seemed I had death ALL over me from such a young age. I thank God for redemption. I thank GOD that He healed me from speaking death. In fact, He heals me daily of this. He heals US of this. When I chose God I did so from guilt. They spoke of going to hell, and what would happen if we served the devil. I was, quite frankly, terrified. Plus, somewhere inside there was a treasure of holy truth. I knew that HE would love me, even if no one else did.

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I was “best friends” with this person I mentioned for 16 years. I find that interesting. She left our friendship. I still love her. I even miss her. But, I know that like Jesus, I had to surrender it. Jesus walked among many people. He visited many homes. But, His heart was guarded and kept for the Heavenly Father. We have divorced ourselves from the enemy. God healed my friend when she wa son the verge of death. I cried out to Him. I’m not sure she even knows. I pray for the children of this world, ones who are so lost. Only God can save them.

Last night I watched the movie “Beaches.” I have seen this movie many times. But, I always get fresh revelation when watching films. God showed me that I have had many brothers and sisters. I have had many of the experiences in the movie, and will have many more. But, the point is, who did I turn to for fixing me? When I seemingly had lost my most precious treasure, whom did I seek? Was is my husband? Was it friends? No….it was GOD. I bask in HIS GLORY every day. Because, nonetheless, He is faithful. He is worthy. He is TRUTH, HOnor, LOVE, compassion, Peace and Holy Clarity. That and so much more…is our mighty GOD.

If you have encountered evil and have not chosen God, please don’t wait. The story is coming to a close. I have visited HELL before, and you do not want an eternity there. You have a GOD who created you and He loves you. He will give you every chance possible to receive that love, until the chances run out. It will be LOVE that conquers the enemy not hate. HIS LOVE….Heavenly LOVE will conquer evil. IT is only a matter of HIS time.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/witchcraft

Exodus 22:18 ESV / 130 helpful votes

“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 123 helpful votes

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 20:27 ESV / 96 helpful votes

“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV / 89 helpful votes

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.

Deuteronomy 18:10 ESV / 67 helpful votes

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Leviticus 20:6 ESV / 60 helpful votes

“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Galatians 5:20-21 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Isaiah 8:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?

2 Kings 21:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

2 Chronicles 33:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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Thank you LORD for covering and sealing us in the blood of Jesus. You alone can make a way from no way. Our joy and hope is in you alone. We cannot fear DEATH, or even the enemy for Jesus has overcome the grave and so shall we, by HIs LOVE.

IJHN AMEN

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam

01 Jun 2014